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Musician-In-Residence: Violin
Allentown, PA

Allentown Symphony Association/El Sistema Lehigh Valley

Job Title: Musician-in-Residence: Violin

FLSA Status: Full-time/Exempt. This is a 1-3 year appointment

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION AND JOB SUMMARY:

The Allentown Symphony Association (ASA) operates the Allentown Symphony Orchestra (ASO), El Sistema Lehigh Valley (ESLV), and is the owner/operator of Miller Symphony Hall in downtown Allentown, PA. Since 1951, the ASO has been the premiere professional symphony orchestra of the Lehigh Valley and currently presents a variety of classical, pops, and family concerts. As the operator of Miller Symphony Hall, the ASA also presents a number of non-orchestra events including the Jazz Upstairs series, Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD broadcasts, Live OnStage, and a variety of other concerts.

In fulfilling its Mission, the Allentown Symphony Association embraces the diverse cultures it serves and is committed to an inclusive and equitable environment where every individual is respected and valued.

The responsibilities associated with this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform as a Tenure Track member of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra -2nd Violin Section.
  • Teaching Artist with El Sistema Lehigh Valley (Program activities typically occur Mon-Fri 2:00-6:00 PM).
  • School Engagement: classroom and assembly presentations, workshops, demonstrations, string clinics.
  • Community Engagement; recitals, speech presentation, collaborations with area arts & social agencies.
  • Attend administrative meetings.

Qualified candidates:

  • must be a US citizen or have a visa to work in the United States.
  • Bachelors Degree required – Music degree preferred.
  • must be fluent in Spanish and English.
  • must be able to pass PA background checks and clearances.
  • is responsible for their own AFofM Union dues – Local 45 and ROPA dues.
  • must re-locate to the City of Allentown, PA and is responsible for their moving expenses.
  • must have valid US Driver’s License and a car.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to operate related equipment, i.e., computer, copier, sound equipment.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and be on one’s feet for extended periods of time.

Compensation: $38,000-$41,000 plus furnished studio/1 bedroom apartment.

Position also comes with a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Life, and long- and short-term disability insurance; generous paid time off; 403(B) retirement plan option, and medical/dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs). Housing does not include utility, food, and other living expenses.

Application Deadline: February 16, 2024

Applications accepted until the position is filled.

Interview Process and Timeline

Complete online application by February 16, 2024
Preliminary Zoom interviews will be held with qualified candidates.
Semifinalists will be notified by March 8, 2024.
Up to five semi-finalists will be invited to a blind audition at Miller Symphony Hall on April 14, 2024.
Finalists will advance to in-person presentations and interviews on April 15-16 2024.
Note, finalists must be available on these dates to be considered.

Travel to Allentown and housing between April 14-16, 2024 provided by the ASA.

Final interview will include: (April 15-16, 2024)

  • In-person interview with selection committee.
  • Teaching Audition with El Sistema Lehigh Valley Students.
  • Classroom Performance Presentation (Elementary Level). Candidates will design their own programs.

Notification of Appointment:  May 10, 2024

Start Date: August 19, 2024

All Applications must be completed on-line through the following link:

https://form.jotform.com/allentownsymphony/musician-in-residence-application

Application required materials include:

  • Proof of green card, visa, or citizenship for working in USA.
  • Letter of interest with teaching philosophy.
  • Resume including teaching and orchestral performance experience.
  • Audio or video of performance. Five minutes or less. Provide URL link to audio or video hosting platform.
  • Names and contact information for three references.

For more information and to apply, go to www.millersymphonyhall.org/symphony/about/musician-in-residence-violin

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